On the eve of the 2013 National Book Awards ceremony, The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) hosts a reading with the finalists in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young People's Literature.
James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Riverhead Books/Penguin Group USA)
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)
Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge (The Penguin Press/Penguin Group USA)
George Saunders, Tenth of December (Random House)
- Tom Drury, Pacific (Grove Press) - Elizabeth Graver, The End of the Point (Harper/HarperCollinsPublishers) - Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (Hogarth/Random House) - Alice McDermott, Someone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) - Joan Silber, Fools (W.W. Norton & Company)
Charles Baxter, Gish Jen, Charles McGrath, Rick Simonson, René Steinke
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Co-sponsored by the National Book Foundation (http://www.nationalbook.org) and the School of Writing (http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/school-of-writing)